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in the time i have been here. the french socialists are not strangers for the united states. they shouldn't be strangers. it has been true that it has been 17 years since the socialists were in power at the presidency. of course, they ran the government about a decade ago when spauo was in power. we have always had a very good relationship with any government that is there in france. i am confident we will have a good relationship with this government in france. we do have to see how this government is going to deal with the issues of the day. it's one thing to be campaigning. it is always something different to be governing. it is not me. it is not my job to predict how this will evolve. i will note that francoi francois hollande campaigned to keep france in the military structure. that was a remarkable statement after nicolas sarkozy to come back into the structure. i think france learned in the libya operation that being integrated in the command structure gives you a voice and say over what happens in the internal affairs of the military operation. that's important. you learn there ar
the united states and europe remain each other's best parkhurst and that when the american president or european leader looks how the public and says pudu one call when there's a problem of the person on the other side of the cleantech. my judgment is that is not going to change anytime soon partly because of the affinity of interest of the values and also there aren't other options and even though there are emerging countries out your waist count on our european allies and to rely on our european allies more than we can count on a cost-cutting. at the same time i think it's clear that we are at the cusp of a major historic transition in the global landscape in which the world that nato represents his losing the primacy it enjoyed the last 200 years and if you look at the share of global product represented by nato and i would include japan because they are a part of the western world since world war ii we've gone from roughly 70% of the global product to 50% and we are headed towards 40% and that says to me the big security question of the day are about how we are going to manage th
in the united states senate for 36 years. especially during the last ten years, he's really lost touch with the people of indiana. a big issue that came up in the race is that he not physically -- physically had not had a residence in indiana since 1977. during the midst of this campaign, he actually filed a lawsuit to make the legal argument, you can't make me live in indiana. you know, hoosiers were very offended by that. over the several weeks after he filed that lawsuit, it was -- i could feel it, like a shock wave going across indiana. hoosiers are pretty simple people. we like to know who represents us, we like to know that they share our values. they want to eat an ear of corn with us at the county fair, have a chicken dinner somewhere along the way, and i think mr. lugar separated himself especially from hoosier republicans in that regard. >> mr. mourdock, i want to get your reaction to what senator lugar had to say in a statement. if mr. mourdock is elected, i want him to be a good senator. but that will require him to revise his stated goal of bringing more partisanship to wa
into the united states. why? because when it was developed in the 1940s, it was thought, this is a propaganda arm of the u.s. government. and it would be inconsistent with our notions of freedom of the press in the united states to allow them to use that propaganda that we're bringing to the rest of the world and to come back and show it to u.s. citizens. that is a bizarre notion in today's world. it's also i think quite inconsistent with the first amendment. and really ought to be changed. it's just another example of how we are living with a set of ideas about information and journalism -- >> so out of date. >> -- that is the last century. and we don't have national plans for how to be part of a global economy. we don't have national plans about how to be part of it in terms of information and ideas. >> but before we see a little bit of video from around the world, i have to bring us -- i realize you said let's try to ignore political realities at this moment. but despite the unity among the panelists of the need for more public funding of journalism, the simpson-bowles recommendation for the p
legalizing drugs would have a very positive effect on the murder rate in the united states. guest: i believe that. if we look at border violence with mexico, 40,000 deaths south of the border over the last four years. this is a prohibition phenomenon. these are disputes being played out with guns rather than the courts. legalized marijuana, arguably 75% of the border violence goes away as a result of legalizing marijuana. that being the estimate of the drug cartel's activities involved in the marijuana trade. host: the next call comes from michigan, outside detroit. jamie, you are on. caller: i was calling because i have a problem with the child protective services right now. i am wondering why in michigan the target of lower income families. they are targeting the lower income families and there is not any fairness in the court system. guest: i do not have the answer in this particular -- if the state is utilizing discretion in how the funds are being distributed. i get back to the model i think we're going to have to have to fix medicaid and medicare. virtually all existing federal program
for managing this transition i think it will withstand the test of time. at the united states in europe go their separate ways and figuring out how to preserve a rules-based system, then i hear that the next 20 or 30 years will be a very substantive period and international history. .. >> we are chasing to get out. we collectively, the reliance as you were just saying, senator, and i think it will be a long time coming before nato engages in the same kind of operation if engaged in in afghanistan. libya, i think the success more conclusive, but many of the conditions that were present in libya are not being replicated elsewhere, particularly in syria. a u.n. legal authority, the approval of the arab world, the degree to which libya was close to reservoirs of european power and, therefore, easy to the europeans did you even though they still relied heavily on us. in that regard i think some of the most important nato programs moving forward will not be the deployment of force, even though surely there will be some of that. they will be the broad array of programs, the partnerships, the medi
that the united states has now signed with afghanistan and nato, which has an enduring partnership agreement signed in lisbon. we'll start filling out what that means as well. >> sir? >> behind you. >> good to see you again. i'd like to get back to nato enlargement both in the north as well as the south. first of all, in the north sweden and finland have not asked to join, but they've really become almost allies in any sense of the word, we took part in the combat missions. in libya they're doing baltic air policing, swedes and finns are going to as i understand it, well, at any rate cooperating very closely. would you say a few words about cooperation? the second more important question has to do with macedonia. macedonia's secession to nato when the main dispute is solved but the international court of justice ruled that about six months ago that greece had no right, it was almost a unanimous decision, greece had no right on the 1995 agreement to keep, to block macedonia's membership in international organizations that while the negotiations are going on. sounds like the united states in a
in 1983, we must make sure that any adversary who thinks about attacking the united states or our allies, or our vital interests, that the risks to him outweigh any potential gain. i don't believe that creating a u.s. military with no margin for error is the best way to ensure our allies or to deter our potential enemies and that is what i am worried about. america and the world are safer and more prosperous when the u.s. maintains military power and strength beyond challenge and i think it is the preeminent purpose of this subcommittee and today's hearing as much as is possible in this unclassified context, to drill down and ensure congress and the american people that they understand the risk of this budget that we would incur with what you have proposed today into our warfighters and our country. finally, secretary panetta has described the defense sequestration cuts as catastrophic inflicting severe damage to our national defense for generations. he compared the cuts to shooting ourselves in the head. it even with these compelling statements, i am still amazed that congress has not m
significance to the united states. to do that, we will dedicate 80% of our effort to four cases. syria, kenya, north central america and burma. then we will have another eight-to-ten places to test approaches or make a welcome difference by just sending the right person at the right time. so far, i think we are gaining traction in each of our major priority engagements. many of you are working in this places and we realize that we won't know it all or know best about them, so we hope for your support. in syria, we are providing a non-traditional surge to empower and unite a fractured, non-violent opposition. as the secretary announced, that includes providing non-lethal assistance. we are working with partners to set up an outpost for the opposition to coordinate with international communities. in kenya, we are helping to develop plans to ensure peaceful and credible elections a year before the vote. incidentally, kenya is one place where we have seen a potential model for cooperation and innovation. in northern central america, we have a growing homicide and governance problem that could spi
believe that the dual mandate has served the united states well and that it would be a mistake to restrict the feds policy actions to fostering stable prices alone. i'd like to make clear at the outset, mr. chairman, that i believe in a strong independent central bank. without a strong independent central bank, functioning to mitigate economic and financial instability i believe the united states would have a weaker, far more chaotic economy and lose its leadership position in the global economy. the objective of economic policy including monetary policy should be a rising standard of living for most people over the long run. controlling inflation is a crucial almost of the larger objective because high and especially rising inflation is a serious threat to sustained growth. i believe the dual mandate is simply a reflection of what average citizens a ugt to expect their central bank to do. let the economy create as many jobs as possible, but don't let inflation interfere with that job growth. economists translate that common sense exhortation into a monetary policy aimed at keeping the eco
's equality movement in the united states. >> at that time, women were banned from holding property and voting in elections. >> susan b. anthony dedicated her life to reform. >> suffrage in the middle of the 19th century accomplished one goal, it was diametrically opposed to this idea. >> many feared it would be corrupted by politics. >> women in the 19th century had to convince male voters that having the vote would not change anything. that woman would still be devoted to the home, the family, that they would remain pure and innocent, that having the vote would not corrupt them. >> support gradually grew in state and local campaigns. >> leaders like ellen clark sgt come repeatedly stopping these meetings -- , repeatedly stopping these meetings as a politically active figure. doing everything they could to ground the campaign in domesticity. >> despite their efforts, the link made it tough whenever voters were in the big city. a specialist in francisco. >> the problem with san francisco is that women's suffrage as an idea was associated. >> susan b. anthony joined the provision party. a deadl
pressure on him by the united states marshal service and the f.b.i. and the highway patrol and all the agencies that came together. it paid off. >>shepard: when you found them did they have supplies? were they dug in? did he have a plan? >>guest: i don't believe he had a plan. i believe he was roaming in the woods and trying to stay hidden. he did have some water. but it appears possibly creek water and may not have been very pure water. >>neil: he won't be needing any water anymore. sheriff edwards who helped relate cue the girls. thank you. >>shepard: and now to the lawyers. judge today refused to drop the campaign corruption charges against senator john edwards, and the prosecution yesterday rested their indicate. john edwards' lawyers argued they failed to prove he intentionally violated the law. the position says john edwards knew he used campaign cash to hide his mistress and love child from the voters and his lawyers say he didn't know of the cash. and his aide, andrew young, spent the most on his dream him. if convicted john edwards, former united states senator, and candid
the united states senate. matt by yesterday with the times said this was not a johnsonian moment, in fact it looked quite weak. historically, do you agree with matt by? do you agree with what sam stein said? how significant is it for barack obama to come out and say that he supports gay marriage, despite the fact that he says i'm going to allow states to ban it, despite the fact he said something that we all knew before he talked to robin roberts? >> well, it's not 1957, and it's not by far obviously '64 or '65 where you had federal legislation undoing jim crow and remarkably strong barriers to racial justice. those achievements are not within hailing distance of this. because what the president did was make a rhetorical statement that he -- i think sam has a good point. this is important to a lot of americans. and it signals the president's support of these initiatives, whether he actually puts any political or governmental power attempts behind it is another question. but rhetorically, this is a good thing for libertyianism, people who support the rights of all americans to participate
of the first amendment in the united states and public policy relating to the press. so that's where -- that's sort of my lode stone as i think about this. i've also been connected to the press in a variety of ways, including my father owning, running a small newspaper. and i sit on the board of the "washington post" companies. so i've watched the evolution of the press from one in which where there really was a monopoly or at best an oligopoly that defined the press in this country. and i think to the credit of journalists and press institutions those very favorable and privileged positions in the country were utilized to deepen the quality of journalism. so many of the great journalistic institutions we have in the united states -- "washington post," "new york times," and so on -- really developed their expertise in areas of law and science and medicine and economics in the 1970s and '80s as monopoly profits, as it were, made it possible to do that. of course, the internet has undermined that profitability. and one of the consequences of this, a very sad consequence, is the decline in fore
the united states or whatever allies you can get together and either iran or russia. so it's a very complicated situation. they have very extensive missile, air-defense systems that can be taken out. so it's unclear if there is a path forward where you make the situation better and not worse. >> listen to what judd is saying it is complicated, but at a certain point you see all of this death, and i would argue is there not a civil war going on there already. >> i agree. i had a really bad feeling this morning when i saw this news. it reminded me of bagdad. in 2009 i was a few blocks away from one of these bombings. they are loud. they kill hundreds of people, and it is bad. and the fact that the government is so unstable that they are no longer able to prevent these attacks from happening, and you can have an attack in the capitol city of syria that does this much damage would suggest they are on the brink of some massive violence. >> yeah. going by what you are saying it is complicated, it's a slippery slope when we go into situations like this. what are the opti
of the united states. do you still want to talk about the economy? so let me talk to the viewers. if i ask you whether democratic presidents or republican presidents created more jobs i wonder what you would say. well, just this week bloomberg news, which is far from a liberal mouthpiece provided a clearance. here it is. over the last 50 years, private-sector jobs increased much much more under democratic administrations than republican ones. are you surprised? there were 42 million jobs added in 23 years of democratic presidents versus only 24 million jobs added in 28 years of republican rule. you get that? democratic presidents created almost twice as many jobs in less amount of time. now, what about the market? surely under republicans, the market presidents the stockmarket, fared better than under those anti-business democrats? well lo and behold stocks invested under democrats produced nine times the return than during republican control of the white house. but wait. there is more. bloomberg also reported today that the united states posted a budget su
center may not become the tallest building in the united states. why the developer says there could be a change of plans. >>> the race for the triple crown continues at the preakness. i'll have another is on the track today. >>> happy mother's day to all you moms out there. this is lynette with her mom. you guys look like sisters. >> i love that lady. happy mother's day, mommy. we'll talk about weekend details coming up >>> in today's tech bytes, microsoft is getting a new look. they are anyone elsing to challenge google by emphasizing social media like facebook and twitter. video game sales were off 42% last month compared to a year ago because fewer new games were released. and there are many android phone choices but the htc series is called the best on the market currently. >> the quality is just really great, really bright colors. second thing is the camera. really good, 8 megapixel camera. >> those are your tech bytes. wow. this is new. yep. i'm sending the dancing chicken to every store in the franchise to get the word out. that could work. or you could use every door direct
to preventing disaster. >>> the united states has expressed concern to china over reports that relatives of human rights activist cheng juan chen have been detained. >> we have had contact with chinese authorities about these concerning reports. beyond that, we are awaiting further information on some of these issues. >> chen is receivingreatment in a beijing hospital. the blind activist says he wants to go to the u.s. the chinese government says he can leave the country for study purposes. new york university has invited chen to be a visiting scholar and urged the government to let him leave for the u.s. the united states plans to ask china to expedite chen's departure. >>> myanmar and europe are working to deepen ties. the lower house speaker has visited eu headquarters for the first time since it suspended all sanctions against the country. a group of law makers recently met with eu president and foreign policy chief in brussels. it came last month ashton visited myanmar for the opening of the eu office which aims to promote trade and investment. >>> authorities in south korea are aga
the whole united states and in front of the company could tell, i was listening to him speak about san francisco. he said, "i traveled to every city in the united states, and i was disappointed with what i saw. there was not one city that i liked, but as far as i'm concerned, san francisco is so beautiful that i would like to design 15 cities in russia that look like san francisco." [laughter] and he was right. [applause] my wonderful wife, my family is here. i'm thrilled. thank you very much. i must say -- excuse me, i have to mention one thing. i have never seen anything in my life as beautiful as these young people. [applause] you stand so beautiful. [applause] -- you sang so beautiful. [applause] >> it is tony bennett day in san francisco. [applause] just fantastic. now, before we leave here today, just one more time, let's hear that special song one more time, now performed by the talented san francisco gay men's chorus, who will be joined by -- yes -- who will be joined by all of our performers here today and then all of you. you can sing along by following the lyrics on the scre
for the united states, the reset was not just about improving the tone of the relationship which had gotten a bit scratchy, it was also about a substantive agenda that would fundamentally improve living standards and a lot of people in both countries. and clearly the start treaty, the cooperation that russia and the united states achieved, particularly in afghanistan, those are signal accomplishments that i think signaled early on that both countries were serious about getting back to business and recapturing the intentions both countries had. but probably the goals both countries set for themselves were w.t.o. w.t.o. membership from russia did not depend on the united states alone. obviously it fended mostly on actions russia needed to take. president obama made clear that he was willing to work with our european allies, to work with the europeans, to work with the business community to ensure that everyone saw the benefits of w.t.o. succession. the fact that russia was not in the w.t.o. seemed incomprensible to president obama. i believe you were in the meeting with me when president obama and
industries, although subsidies is a big issue in the united states, i realize, for other industries as well. but i think for the financial industry, it was a big factor allowing them to grow and take on greater risk. >> thank you. before i move on, dr. hoenig, i'd like to submit for the hearing a record of a speech dr. hoenig gave in prague in 1999. you talked about the wave of mega mergers and the problem of too big to fail. your impressions was pretty accurate there. without objection, i'd like to submit that for the record, his speech. three years ago or so, dr. hoenig, you said that when gram laj -blily passed in 1999, you said this in 2009, the five biggest banks held 38% of the assets in the financial industry. that had then grown to 52%. i'd like to ask you both, each of you a three-part question. start with dr. hoenig. tell me what the greatest growth and consolidation has meant in three ways. one, for the management seeking to understand the companies they are running, so this huge growth, what it means to people actually in charge of running these institutions. second, to the auth
or iowa or colorado or new mexico or nevada and he's president of the united states. >> and i think that's where we get into sort of these niche demographics and some of the issues. you've got -- again, if he cannot -- i agree with karl, he can win with 31% of the latino vote, hispanic vote, but it's tough to win those three -- colorado, those states out in the west with that dinkind of a number. he can win the presidency because of -- >> let me say one other thing. two people have problems with latinos -- mitt romney and barack obama. if you look at the decline in the latino support for approval of the president, it is at or above the national average for decline and has been consistently so. why? i've got a little bit of a hint in it in some american cross-roads focus groups recently in which we said let's get latino voters whose principal language in the home is spanish. and so you're not talking -- and people who are sort of not partisans. the swing voter. you're not talking about people who really are clued into a lot of american politics. they don't participate. there are all kinds
. and former united states treasurer under president reagan, and author of "bay and her boys, unexpected lessons i learned as a single mom," bay buchanan. thank you both for being here. a real joy to have two scholars of this issue. matt let me begin with you, you wrote a lengthy article about why dodd-frank failed. >> i think without making a value judgment i think what is really scary about the story we're writing now is it has been gradually chipped away by industry over the course of the last two years, and the lesson is if you pass any kind of reform, and there's a powerful enough and well-funded enough lobby on the other side there is no way for it to stay passed. eventually you just ex-up with a law full of holes. >> they strangle it in the womb. so you are saying dodd-frank is not what we thought it would be. >> right. the voelker rule has now been delayed, the consumer financial protection bureau which is under constant attack, and then the other thing was the derivatives portion of dodd-frank, title seven, which is now there is an avalanche of new bills w
i'm president of the united states of america. >> obama very early realized that things were only going to get worse. and so, obama made this decision: "the thing i'm going to run on is that there is a problem in our economy, my opponent doesn't see it, and i can fix it." >> narrator: and early in the campaign, he had traveled to new york to push for wall street to change its ways. >> i actually went down to the cooper union speech with him in his car. >> senator barack obama... (applause) >> he was talking about the idea of making sure that the ethics of wall street was pure and that we were doing the business that we should be doing. >> thank you very much. thank you. we let the special interests put their thumbs on the economic scales. we've excused and even embraced an ethic of greed. >> the cooper union speech was essentially obama's effort to say to the democratic party and to the country that he believed that we had to rein in wall street, we had to resume more aggressive regulation of wall street. >> instead of establishing a 21st century regulatory framework, we simply di
little loans here in the united states and close off all of the walls? >> i think that's an unrealistic expectation. it's a challenge to be able to understand your books, hedge it. it's quite complicated. so i think the expectation that that will never happen is unrealistic. >> what should the average person looking at this come away with? is this a sign of another crisis in the making? try to put this into a proper perspective. >> we're still expecting the u.s. gdp growth to be 2 1/2 for the year. we see a lot of positives elsewhere. >> this particular jpmorgan story, is this an indication of some further crisis in the banking system? >> no. >> thank you so much for joining us. >> thank you very much. >> erin, thank you. >>> we asked you to chime in on twitter if another banking crisis was coming. here are some of your responses. the tank told us, the tank, we are in a banking crisis. too much money in the hands of too few hands. freedom has value, if sheila bair and others have their way, we'll be on the with us p of another government overreach crisis. and bob says, we have enough re
of the importance of nato to the united states. it is also an opportunity to underscore the american people the value of this alliance to security challenges we face today. the nato/summit in lisbon, nearly 18 months ago, the allies unveiled the new strategic concept that defines their focus in the 21st century. building on decisions taken in lisbon, the allies have three objectives for the chicago summit. afghanistan capabilities and partnerships and and if i might come and like to say a few words about each. afghanistan, the isaf coalition has made significant progress in preventing the country from serving as a safe haven for terrorists and ensuring that kids able to provide for their own scurity. these are both necessary conditions to fulfill the president's goal to disrupt, dismantle and defeat al qaeda. last week as the chairman of knowledge to the united states demonstrated its commitment to the longest term stability and security of afghanistan from president to bomb and president karzai signed a strategic partnership agreements. again, i appreciate chairman terry's assessment and l
by the united states, by israel, by gulf countries like saudi arabia and qatar and that all these countries have an interest in bringing down the syrian regime and that they're using terrorists to do so. the so the government's narrative is that there isn't a protest movement in the country. there's no grass-roots movement of people seeking their rights, seeking more freedoms but it's terrorists. and then there's the third possibily, right? at ts is actually... this is actually a jihadist group that carried out this attack. there is a group that has surfaced in the last couple months that's got all the typical trappings of a jihadist organization. jihadist iconography, jihadist ideology online. they have claimed responsibility for some attacks in syriaened n recent months. they have not claimed responsibility for this attack but it is possible that they are behind today' attk. >> brn: what abut the seeming target here? the military intelligence headquarters? is that even clear about what was the target? >> that is not clear. this attack did happen near a military intelligence headquarters. in fa
for president of the united states and i think -- and i think that two-parent families are best for america. >> what do you mean by that, it's not the reason you're running for president of the united states? >> well, i think it's important for us to instill family values, but i think it's very important that we understand we have other challenges too. i'm running for president of the united states because i want to help with family values. and i think that family values are important when we have two-parent families that are parents -- that are the traditional family. >> but there are several hundred thousand children in the country who don't have a home and if a gay couple wants to adopt them, what's wrong with that? >> i am for the values that two-parent families, the traditional family represents. >> so you're against gay adoption? >> i am for the values and principles that two-parent families represent, and i also do point out that many of these decisions are made by the states, as we all know, and i will do everything i can to encourage adoption, to encourage all of the things that ke
with the united states to release a maryland man in prison for spying. >> the big demand the cuban government is making in exchange. >>> hello, everyone. >> here's what people are talking about tonight. >> the world's most influential leaders appealed to the cuban government to release gross. he could be allowed to come home to his family in maryland, but there is a catch. we're live and we have a new message from cuban leaders tonight. >> reporter: wjz has been following this story for more than two years. now a cuban official is asking the u.s. to come to the table. for two and a half years, international aid worker allen gross sits in a cuban prison cell. the baltimore native is accused of being a spy, sentenced to 15 years behind bars for smuggling illegal communications equipment into cuba. now a cuban official indicates the country may be willing to release him. >> we are ready to sit down to talk and to have a negotiation on this mather. >> reporter: gross maintains he came to cuba as an aid worker to bring technology to the cuban, jewish community. they insist he was working for the u
the same thing. this has been a worldwide break down of finance in the united states i do think i can fairly say it's been in a league of national legislative changes. it deals one way or another in almost all the factors bearing on relevant structural changes. first of all, it deals indirectly to reduce the risks involved. senator, you're absolutely correct. it making loans are the riskier thing in banks. it becomes riskier when they lose credit controls. it shouldn't be all that risky. but you're making sub prime mortgages and farming them off to other people is indeed exceedingly risky proposition. look at other activities. dodd frank dealing with derivatives. everything is real vent. $700 trillion of derivatives outstanding in the world today. wow wonder if they're all directed towards some explicit protection against some explicit risk that can be dealt with by dritives or themselves kind of trading operation. it does call upon simplification as possible. that's fiercely contested by the banks. but that can be done to the great mass of derivatives it will be a help. other institu
indeed india, pakistan, lebanon, the united states and mexico. she is the editor of living in america. poetry and fiction by south asian american writers. encounter people of asian decent in the americas her novel, braided tongue was published in 2003. i introduce rashne. >> i'm reading from a selection from a longer narrative. memory is no longer confused. it has a home land. from a farm by the late ali. sometimes the circle breaks and the woman meets the child. face-to-face. each one seeing for the first time her strength in the other. a poem by jenny. [inaudible]. after more than a year of e mails and phone conversations, amy,ling and i met at the university of wisconsin in madison. it was sometime during the mid 1980. calcutta was very hot, said amy. i wondered how our conversation about asian american literature veered to calcutta? calcutta was very hot but i got my first doll there. we spent some time in calcutta when we fled to the united states. the doll didn't look like me blond hair and blue ice bought from calcutta. she comforted me when i remember the sounds of the japane
. in the united states, the richest 1% owned 38% of all wealth. the bottom 90% hold 73% of all debt. we are wiping out the planet and the public is left holding the bag. we definitely need something completely different. putting the moral outrage aside for a second, this situation also puts cities at great risk. we've only gotten a taste of the destruction that -- disruption as possible with the numerous revolutions that broke out. the crisis will land hardest in cities. i see city's borrowing language from complexity theory, i see the boys and a critical state. it is a new situation. 50% of global population is urban, young, and connected by mobile phones. the young are the hardest hit here. in spain, the unemployment rate for young adults is around 50%. in the united states, college graduates are leaving school with an average of $24,000 in student loan debt into labor market for their age group that has not been as bad as it is today since the depression or the 1940's. the smallest thing can trigger a crisis now. it is a powder keg. on the other hand, along with this crisis is a powerful new se
president of the united states. of course the president still believes it is an issue best left to the states. but they're not complaining tonight. it's a great day when the president of the united states says on national it was gay people should no longer be relegated to only planning other people's weddings. it's not right! it's like putting a cat in charge of the goldfish toss game. it's not fair! you're just torturing the cat. let him eat the fish or move him down to the clown. that's a better game for the cat. what are we talking about? i forgot already. gay marriage. many were suggesting that the president's hand was forced by his vice president old flubs mcgill cutie of the delaware blabbermouth by addressing the issue with his remarks on "meet the press" last sunday. >> so you are not up set with february. >> would i have preferred to have done this in my own way. >> jon: i'm sorry mr. president, i apologise for cutting you off there, i'm having trouble hearing you because of all the [bleep] birds! did you film this at the white house or the rainforest cafe? what is goin
of reporting there. >>> up next, the man that could end up being the most important member of the united states senate remains angus king. how would you like to have a name like angus king. god, it sounds like a lawrence o'donnell show. [ male announcer ] raise your hand if you've got savings whiplash. you know, from car insurance companies shouting, "save 500 bucks over here!" "no, save 300 bucks over here!" "wait, save 400 bucks right here." with so many places offering so much buck-saving, where do you start? well, esurance was born online, raised by technology, and majors in efficiency. so they're actually built to save you money... and time... and whiplash. esurance. insurance for the modern world. click or call. >>> swiss miss no longer. yesterday, politico reported that michele bachmann gained dual citizenship with switzerland. then she released a statement saying that she's had dual citizenship since she married her husband back in '78. this afternoon she wrote, quote, i wrote a letter requesting withdrawal of my dual citizenship and i took this action because i want to make it perfectl
of what he said. i'm even more proud about what the president of the united states said. >> the white house is also saying on wednesday at some point joe biden personally apologized to the president because of forcing his hand. but was that necessary? >> i think ultimately the rollout of this is an insider game, it's an insider conversation. and it's inside with the white house and those who follow the white house and watch this closely. for swing voters, ultimately it's the contrast between the two presidential candidates and however much you think he doesn't want to talk about this issue, mitt romney really doesn't want to talk about this issue. the president feels more comfortable talking about this than mitt romney who can't get traction on these issues and has a discomfort. >> let's talk about campaigning here. the obama campaign is using the president's endorsement to draw a comparison with mitt romney. here's the new ad from the campaign. check this out. >> as with anything, robert, what one campaign feels they have a winning strategy and something to go with, it can get overpl
the same thing to have trials for the united states, should we close the prison down altogether and when will they go about the possibility of the obama administration transom detainee's who won't be tried in the third-party countries in return for peace agreement in the middle east. there's a larger fight we've hal how much money to spend on defense for the committee has 5 billion, it will be 4 billion more. the president asked for 8 billion more in the budget agreement and democrats are unhappy with the money being spent mostly because of where it comes from. there's not much they can do about it because we're the money is being spent the democrats in the and wouldn't want to do. they spent money preventing the tricare piece on the military retirees they will not find very many lawmakers for increases people in the election year. >> of the committee debate this week democrats said the bill has billions of dollars for weapons systems the country doesn't need. how do republicans respond to that? >> we need them. it's a simple disagreement between the two of them. >> what about the overal
with the president of the united states. we need you to spend $3 to defeat mitt romney. i'm not certain it's going to work. joe may be right. the other interesting process question is both sides will have armies of persuasion. the democrats will build this thing on internet technology and applications and the web and social networks attempting to take joe trippi and link joe trippi up with others who look like joe trippi and hope joe trippi will go reach out to them. sort of weird guys who live on the eastern shore of maryland, mountain bike. they'll take the social characteristics of joe and match him one other people in order to have joe work them. >> but did you that beautifully in 2004. >> we did that beautifully in 2004 in which we linked -- we linked joe trippi up with people in his neighborhood to do that and the residual -- look, that victory committee framework that existed in '04 is still there in the battleground states. those people who were the chairman of the phone bank in warren county, ohio, the person who led the volunteer task force, most of them are still there. some of them are
, multiple voices. and in fact, that's what we've had in the united states for the last half century. we had broadcasting, which was regulated. and we had the print media, which was free. and public broadcasting. >> take a question. here's a mic. >> two quick points and then a question. i'm an editor at politico. we don't publish rumors. i'd like to just point out to our distinguished ivy league president that another ivy league president, rick levin of yale, is devoting a lot of time to changing the culture in singapore by partnering with the national university there and trying to instill our values in that culture. so my question is this. if you were sitting around yesterday and you had the choice as anyone in washington did of watching an exciting game between the red sox and the orioles or watching the new president-elect of france give his speech, which you could watch on france 24, which would you do? >> is that directed to -- professor -- to president -- >> i didn't know the game was on. so i watched the president of france. [ inaudible ] >> -- i'm not sure that in this new world peo
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